CEO Prof. Christoph Ehrhardt
Professor Christoph Ehrhardt is the founder and managing partner of Bennix strategic advisors GmbH. The company supports companies in formulating, designing and actively implementing strategic projects. Professor Ehrhardt's activities focus on strategy consulting, organizational consulting and project management, as well as advice on succession issues in companies.
Professor Ehrhardt is on the supervisory and administrative boards of renowned companies and is an active member on advisory boards. He is also invested in start-ups, which he also supports in an advisory capacity.
After studying architecture and achieving an MBA, Professor Christoph Ehrhardt began his professional career as a project manager in an international consulting firm.
In 1989, together with a partner, he founded the project management company Professor Weiss & Partner mbH, which was, amongst numerous landmark projects, responsible for the successful conversion of the Reichstag in Berlin into the new seat of the German Bundestag. For this he was awarded the Special MIPIM Award in 2000, the so-called "Real Estate Oscar".
In 1997, the company merged with the auditing and consulting firm Arthur Andersen, which was merged into Ernst & Young (EY) GmbH in 2002. During his time as a partner in both companies, Professor Ehrhardt held various international management positions in the global group of companies and was responsible for the global real estate and infrastructure transaction business for many years until his departure at the end of 2018.
In addition to the real estate and infrastructure sector, Professor Ehrhardt has many years of experience in the consumer goods industry, the healthcare sector and public sector consulting.
From 1998 to 2010, Professor Ehrhardt was a full professor at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Technik), where he was responsible for the Master's programme "International Project Management".
Professor Ehrhardt is also involved in a number of charitable organizations (NGO´s), including as Trustee for a school in Coimbatore/Tamil Nadu in India.